Although it’s not all that common for the input shaft, sometimes referred to as the snout or quill pictured below to become worn, when it does it can be expensive to the uninformed. What we have observed is this type of repair is on the rise, and whether that’s from inferior repairs such as [...]
The Washington State Department of ecology has decided to get serious about educating drivers about how their car could be affecting the environment. The DOE (Department of Ecology) has turned to ASA and its members to help get the word out as well as offer an incentive to repair vehicles that are potentially leaking fluid. Don’t Drip [...]
Pictured below is a radiator cap that created a caused the cooling system in a second generation Outback to no longer function as designed. This is a commonly overlooked cooling system component and should be inspected at a minimum of every year. If you look at the seal on the cap pictured to the left you can see where [...]
Subaru Fuel Economy Concerns during the winter. I started writing articles pertaining to Subaru repair for the website in 2007, some of the older articles get lost, I just dug this one out of the archives and added a few items to try and help explain the common questions we are asked right now about [...]
A common Question that comes up is with the inability to use tires chains on the modern Subaru vehicles, and the signs posted on mountain passes that state Traction tires required, or Chains Required Auto Sock has been given the green light to be used in Washington State and the State of Colorado [...]
Q. I just bought my Subaru , What can I do to get a little more power? A. Depending on which model you have purchased the answer is going to be quite different. If you purchased a turbo model Subaru the possibilities are almost limitless more than I could ever write about most likely . If [...]
Q. How often should I rotate the tires on my Subaru? A. We used to suggest every other oil change, but with the oil change intervals being pushed further and further out by Subaru its become part of an oil change to rotate the tires on the current Subaru Models. The newer Subaru AWD vehicles [...]
Q. Can I put Snow Tire Chains on My Subaru? A. You need to consult your owners manual for specific information about the model and year Subaru you currently own. Many modern vehicles, Subaru’s included just don’t have enough clearance to accommodate tire chains. There are companies that provide tire chains in the aftermarket such [...]
Q. The head light bulbs don’t seem to last very long on My Subaru, Why is this? A. In many case bulbs that are purchased from aftermarket parts houses are cheaper in many ways. For example the 2005 to 2009 Legacy and Outback use an H7 bulb, but unless you buy an H7LL (long life) [...]
Subaru FAQ # 5, My Tire pressure light came on, but when I check the tire pressure they are all ok, what’s going on?
Q. My Tire pressure light came on, but when I check the tire pressure they are all ok, what’s going on? A. There is some sort of a malfunction the the tire pressure monitoring system that needs to be evaluated, the most common thing we see currently is the batteries in the Sensors failing right [...]
Subaru FAQ # 4, The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one?
Q. The tire shop is telling me I need 4 new tires, is this true even when I technically only need one? A. Depending on the situation this may in fact be true, if you own an AWD Subaru all four tires must have have like tread depth and type. So if you have three [...]
Subaru FAQ # 3 My Check Engine Light Came On And Or My Cruise Control Light Is Flashing, Can I Drive My Subaru?
Q. My check engine light came on and or my Cruise control light is flashing, is My Subaru ok to drive? A. The check engine light can come on for one of many reasons, as such there is really no way to know if its for a loose gas cap or something much more serious [...]
Q. My Battery went dead, I had to jump or replace it and now my lights are flashing, What can I do? A.You may have just found out your vehicle has Keyless entry even if you don’t have a key fob. If by chance you have your remote simply unlocking and locking the car with [...]
An Oil Change on your Subaru at All Wheel Drive Auto includes. New oil filter New drain plug gasket 5w30 Synthetic blend oil or full synthetic as required or requested We will check and top off the following. Washer Fluid Coolant (including the new Subaru Super Coolant) Transmission and Differential Fluids Brake Fluid Clutch [...]
If you read enough of the articles on this website and then the question and answer session that follows you will see that the perplexing issue of do I have to take my Subaru to the Dealer as well as “Should I take my Subaru to the Subaru Dealer?” often comes up. I want [...]